How to setup a GSM/ARC device to send data to the cloud

Please refer to the General Process of working with the KOLIBRI Cloud. To register a GSM/ARC device please follow the following steps:

  1. Consider staying in close contact with the KELLER sales engineer and/or the KOLIBRI Cloud support team (kolibri@keller-druck.com)
  2. Either the device is in you office and you can connect it with a cable then please refer to Cloud integration without GSMDataManager If you are not close to the device and use the GSM2DataManager then please proceed to Cloud integration with the GSMDataManager

With cable connection: Cloud integration without GSMDataManager

  1. Please download the appropriate SW tool to configure your device. You find the SW here. If you can connect to the device with a cable please use the “GSM Setup” SW and it’s manual.

  2. Ideally, the KOLIBRI Cloud gets the data from an FTP-Server. Either you host an own FTP server or use own of the provided FTP accounts from KELLER. Either way please contact KOLIBRI support to communicate the needed credentials (host-name, user-name, password).

  3. Connect the device with your Windows PC (you might need a K114 adapter) and use the GSM-Setup tool according its manual.

  4. The following steps are some general hints for a cloud integration:

  • a) Choose the correct device type and only the channels that are needed. Choose the correct device type picture Choose only the needed channels picture

  • b) To verify the choice of channels and device connection type it is a good idea to check the actual measurement in [Error/Status]. Only chose those channels that deliver measurement values of interest.
    Check chosen channels

  • c) Use a “check interval” which is the time the device waits until it checks the FTP server for new configuration (from the DataManager and soon from the KOLIBRI Cloud). An interval of 24h is ok. Choose a check interval picture

  • d) In the [Measure] tab please set the measure “Interval” and the “Send FTP-File after X-Measurements”. If you measure every 30min and send a measurements file after 20 Measurements then the device will send data every 10 hours. As longer the this send interval as lower the battery is used. On the other hand, an alarm set in the Cloud will only react when it has data. In this example a Cloud alarm is triggered in worst-case after 10h.

  • e) In the [Measure] tab it is NEEDED to activate the “Record Datatransfer”. The KOLIBRI Cloud only handles data in this format.
    Use the record format picture

  • f) In the [Communication] tab avoid having a “FTP directory”. If you need/configured one then please contact KOLIBRI support. It is recommended to NOT use the “active Mode” and NOT use FTPs (with TLS).
    Prefer not to use a sub folder picture

  1. After writing the settings it is NEEDED to have a configuration file ready for the Cloud. Without a configuration a device CAN NOT be registered in the Cloud! We recommend sending it manually in tab [Error/Status]. Otherwise, the Cloud has to wait for the interval set in [Info].
    Do manually send a config file picture

Without a cable connection: Cloud integration with the GSMDataManager

  1. Please consult the DataManager Manual.

  2. Ideally, the KOLIBRI Cloud gets the data from an FTP-Server. Either you host an own FTP server or use own of the provided FTP accounts from KELLER. Either way please contact KOLIBRI support to communicate the needed credentials (host-name, user-name, password).

  3. For each device

    • Like above configure the device so that it sends the data to the agreed FTP account.

    • Like with the GSMSetup it is NEEDED to activate the “Record Datatransfer”.
      Use the record format picture

    • Like with the GSMSetup above it is NEEDED to have a configuration file ready for the Cloud. One way to trigger the device to send a configuration file is to send a configuration from the DataManager to the devices. The device will mirror the settings and make it available for the cloud. Use [Configure] and [Proceed]

    • When using water calculations (or other calculation) it is a good idea to make screenshots or notes of the used values like installation lengths or offsets. The water calculations in the KOLIBRI Cloud has to be set up again.

  4. Set the GSMDatamanager in “silent mode” so it doesn’t synchronize the data and delete data from the FTP server.